Freelance PR and Communications Manager

Date listed
11 December, 2018
Application deadline
27 January, 2019

Freelance PR and Communications Manager

1 Day/Week, £175/day

We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed freelance PR and Communications Manager to manage communications and stakeholder opportunities and engagement to help us deliver key outcomes. You’ll write content, create communication plans and lead on national and local PR to raise awareness of our work, enhance and protect our reputation, make key stakeholder groups aware of the programmes we offer and support our fundraising work. You will need to be authentic and confident working with a range of stakeholder groups. You’ll champion consistency in all our communications and help us deliver our message with clarity. This is a great opportunity to raise awareness of the needs we meet and to make a significant positive impact on our ambitions for the future.


Key tasks

• Identifying positive media opportunities and working with the Head of External Relations and CEO to create an overarching media strategy 

• Creating press materials for launches, announcements, events, etc. 

• Developing and maintaining relationships with key journalists, bloggers and influencers 

• Identifying media risks 

• Monitoring and responding to reactive news opportunities and journalist enquiries 

• Working closely with digital marketing to ensure the best use of web and social media 

• Working with the team to find opportunities and proactively pitch stories to promote Ada 

• Working with the PR / comms departments of partners to create media opportunities and then planning and delivering joint campaigns 

• Helping to identify awards that Ada can enter and creating compelling submissions with the assistance of SLT and other team members 

 Person specification and experience Essential:

• Capable and confident 

• Good understanding of broad range of media and communication skills 

• Evidence of devising and successful delivery of PR/Comms campaign strategies, plans and activity with clear targets/goals 

• Awareness of the range of media tools available to create coverage and appropriate for specific audiences 

• Evidence of having built and nurtured own relevant media relationships 

• Flexibility–capable of delivering more than one task at a time and able to prioritise

Aaccordingly

• Skill in editing and proofreading and generally consistent and high standards of attention to detail 

• Excellent and adaptable written English and oral skills 

• Excellent team-working / cross team collaboration skills

• Excellent organisational skills

• Excellent time management skills

• Ability to prioritise workload 

• Ability to self-manage and work unsupported Desirable:

• An interest in analytics / reporting 

• An interest in education, technology, or apprenticeships

 • Journalistic/blogging experience and/or a passion for writing – please include links to any relevant, previously published written work with your covering letter

Variation to this Job Description This is a description of the job as it is at present, and is current at date of issue. The job description will be reviewed and updated as necessary to ensure that appropriate revisions are incorporated, and that it relates to the job to be performed. This process is carried out through discussions with Management. You are expected to participate fully in the review and, following discussion to update your job description as is considered necessary or desirable

The successful candidate will be required to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check when appropriate to the post. Further information about the DBS be found at www.gov.uk


How to apply

Please submit a supporting cover letter and CV to jobs@ada.ac.uk, in the subject field please write “Application for PR and Communications Manager” followed by your name.

All appointments are subject to satisfactory references.